It’s been on the cards for a while now, but there now seems to be some movement on the ‘Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off. Reports are coming in that Ewan McGregor has entered into talks to reprise the role for a Disney+ series. Cinelinx had the story yesterday, and a few hours ago the trades began reporting it.
Initially, the spin-off was meant to be a stand-alone feature, but due to a less than favourable reaction to ‘Solo’ the idea was put on hold. No further details regarding the series have been given, however the rumour mill spat out the indication that the series would run from 6 to 8 episodes.
Ewan McGregor took over from Alec Guinness who played the character in the original trilogy, McGregor debuted in 1999’s ‘The Phantom Menace’ before returning in ‘Attack of the Clones’ (2002) and ‘Revenge of the Sith’ (2005). He also lent his voice to ‘The Force Awakens’ in Rey’s “force dream”.
The Obi-Wan series would be the third live-action ‘Star Wars’ show on Disney+ alongside Jon Favreau’s ‘The Mandalorian’ and one based on Cassian Andor in which Diego Luna will reprise his role.
McGregor won the hearts of audiences starring in his first award-winning role in TV in ‘Fargo’ where he played twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. On the film front, McGregor will soon be seen in the upcoming ‘The Shining’ follow up ‘Doctor Sleep’, He will also play the DC villain Black Mask in the film ‘Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).’ His other notable film roles include ‘Trainspotting,’ ‘Moulin Rouge,’ and ‘Black Hawk Down.’